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Unread 02-13-2016, 05:40 PM   #1
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Resin Glass Blade and cold weather

Bought one of Pearl Abrasives new Resin Glass blades. Sure looked sharp at the demo and online. Finally broke down and bought one last month. Put it on my little wetsaw and set it on the truck. Well it is winter here, and it's been colder than usual. Pulled it out Friday and set it up to make cuts. Less than 10 cuts and the resin debonded from the saw. First, new blade is on the way from Pearl. The rep wasn't really sure if there was any testing done to see how it holds up when being stored in cold climate. Neither the box truck or the little garage are heated. So just a heads up to those who use might be using one in cold temps. Friday morning was 8 degrees without windchill. Here's a pic of the blade.
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Unread 02-13-2016, 07:09 PM   #2
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I've had my eye on that blade too. It'll be interesting to know if it's the cold weather or just a bad blade.
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Wow! That could be bad.

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Unread 02-15-2016, 08:20 AM   #4
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If you do some more research on resin bond blades, you'll find that this problem is pretty common actually. One of the biggest culprits is RPM. Be VERY careful with this. Make sure that your motor rpm is not above what the blade is rated for. I for one when testing any resin bond blade, wear a full face shield because of this exact issue.
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Unread 02-16-2016, 06:11 AM   #5
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Max RPM stated on the blade, 3700. RPM of Felker TM-75 is 3300 rpm. Just sharing for anybody that is curious.

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